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, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. as dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mother got the call about the shooting. >> i grabbed all three of them at once. i started crying. >> reporter: the children had seen dykes before. con
-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. only means of communication through a narrow ventilation pipe. the boy is autistic. medication has though been delivered through the pipe and police say jimmy lee dykes grabbed him after shooting the boy's school bus driver. >>> a middle school student faces charges for a school yard shooting in atlanta. a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in the next thursday. the young gunman fired several rounds before an armedecurity guard was able to take away the weapon. police believe the two students had an altercation before the shooting. the victim was released from the hospital last night. >>> the country is remembering a national tragedy this morning. ten years since the space shuttle "columbia" disaster. bells will toll at space centers across the country at 9:16 a.m. the moment "columbia" broke apart on re-entry killing all five crew members over eastern texas during a teleconference with nasa, a group of high school science students in texas recalled what they saw and what they heard. >> i actually
message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any physical harm has come to the 5-year-old hostage. listen. >> mr. dykes, through our communications we've been able to -- he's told us that he's got an electric heater and some blankets inside and he's taking care of him. he's also allowed us to provide coloring books medication toys. >> reporter: and the sheriff goes on to say i want to thank him for taking care of our child, that is very important. the 5-year-old boy was abducted from this school bus that you're looking at in this video tuesday afternoon.
in an underground bunker. the standoff in in its fifth day. negotiators are talking with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes through aventlation pipe. police say the boy has an electric blanket and dykes allowed officials to send down medication and toys. he killed the driver of a school bus and police aren't speculating on the motive. >>> and now to a murder trial that really has people talking. the victim travis alexander was found shot, stabbed 27 times in his throat was slit from ear to ear. prosecutors say it was the work of a jealous lover, jodi arias, but arias says it was self-defense in that alexander was a sex maniac who threatened her with bodily harm. hln's alexis weed takes a look at what will happen if she's convicted of murder and gets the death penalty. >> jodi arias could join three other women currently sitting on arizona's death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. a first-degree murder con vikds could land arias in line for what's recently become one of the nation's busiest death chambers. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses
children read aloud. tuesday afternoon police say 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes got on to the school bus demanding two children, shot and killed poland, then kidnapped a 5-year-old named ethan, holding him hostage in his home-made underground bunker. >> now mr. poland is an angel. he's watching over ethan. >> reporter: also watching overnight, drones. we spotted them this morning flying over the bunker site. we're told dykes has demanded that a reporter be sent down into the bunker to speak with him. the fbi tells us, quote, mr. dykes continues to make the child as comfortable as possible. even so, people close to the child's family say ethan's mom is devastated and worried because ethan has a form of autism. >> he has behavior problems, and she doesn't want him to get into one of those moods where he's uncontrollable. >> reporter: as we told you last night, ethan's birthday is this week. he turns 6. so he could spend it as a hostage, david. >> gio benitez tonight. thanks to you. >>> we'll turnover seas this evening to one of london's most famous sites. kirit radia in london now. >> repo
police say jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage. the boy has asperger's syndrome and is said to be as comfortable as possible. it all began when the suspect allegedly boarded a school bus, demanding hostages. police say he shot the driver when the driver tried to intervene. that driver, charles poland, was laid to rest this weekend. investigators say besides careful negotiations, dykes is showing very few signs that he is willing to end the standoff. elizabeth prann is live in midland, alabama, where she has been since the story first broke. what do we expect to hear from law enforcement today? >> reporter: well, we're about an hour away from a scheduled press briefing where we hope to learn more information about the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look a
hostage for six days inside a bunker in alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dyke s took the child only identified as ethan from a school bus last tuesday. he shot the killed the bus driver whose funeral took place today. authorities say the suspect is making the boy as comfortable as possible in the underground bunker. >>> last month the second most expensive january ever at the gas pump. coming up, why aa a says you should expect more of the same when you go to fill up this month. >>> and another chance at snow in the forecast this week. if you have high blood pressure and get a cold get coricidin hbp. the number one pharmacist recommended cold brand designed for people with high blood pressure. and the only one i use to relieve my cold symptoms without raising my blood pressure. coricidin hbp. >>> it's costing you more to fill up at the pump. in the month of january gas prices jumped 13 cents a gallon. the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide now is $3.46. that's 17 cents more than this time last year. john townsend of aaa says the prices are being driven by oil speculation,
the suspect. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. we hope to learn more about the conditions in that underground bunker where he is holding the 5-year-old boy. authorities tell us they're working 24 hours a day. a constant shift of authorities. in fact they set up a compound right next to our location. over the weekend authorities gave us a first-hand look at the bus involved as it was towed away from the crime scene. authorities holding a press conference thanking the suspect, for quote, taking care of this boy. there is heater in the bunker. the young kindergartener is getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys and coloring book and medication. there is an open line of communication in the pvc pipe we've been hearing about. neighbors described of the man as a menacing figure who often gave threats of violence. jenna. jenna: as we look at some of the video we've seen over the last several days there is this real sense we're seeing of the same thing being repeated and not a lot of progress we put on. there is shot what is happening on sunday. we're showing our viewers now. what about the co
. >> reporter: police say his alleged killer, jimmy lee dykes, boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two kids. when poland refused, police say dykes shot him to death and took a boy named ethan with a mild form of autism hostage. >> i wish i could just hug him and hold him and tell him it's going to be all right. >> reporter: dykes has kept ethan in an underground bunker allowing him crackers, coloring books and medicine. as the standoff enters the second week, there's no telling how long it could last. psychologists say the toll on ethan could be significant. >> the over dd riding thought in his head is that he wants his mother, that he just wants to be out of that situation. >> reporter: the ordeal brings back eerie memories of another kidnapping in 1976. three men with guns abducted 26 children, ages 5 to 14 from a school bus in chalchilla, california, the kidnappers forced them underground. they spent 16 terrible hours there, clutching each other in tears. the kids and their bus driver, also hailed as a hero, managed to escape. but 37 years later for many, the scars remain. >> the lo
tuesday when the suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded a school bus fatally shooting the bus driver. he then randomly grabbed the child and took him to an underground bunker. negotiators spent days talk to go dykes through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater acces
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheet of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication. >> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many children that
do have a picture of the suspect jimmy lee dykes being released yesterday. is he 65 years old. he is accused of kidnapping his boy and shooting charles albert poland who was trying to rescue these kids from that school bus on tuesday. we heard from his brother-in-law. this is what he told us. it was laughter and love he would have for the kids. he would come in and talk to them. he would say honey, it was a good day. he would talk about his -- he said my youngings. he did. it was his young'ns when he had them on the bus. >> now, poland will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon. we know they are having the funeral at a civic center locally here to host thousands of people because a church simply be too small for how many people are interested in coming. back to you. >> hey, elizabeth, do you know if this guy this jimmie lee dykes has a tv or anything down there? can he see what's going on outside? >> we have heard reports that there are -- there is a tv inside that bunker. it was outfitted with food and water. authorities have not given any indication that he is watching media report
. jimmy lee dykes mental state has deteriorated, and he was holding a gun. he killed one neighbor's dog with a lead pipe or something. >> yeah. >> stephanie: and he was constantly threatening neighborhood kids and dogs -- >> why wasn't he apprehended a long time ago. >> stephanie: the president yesterday. >> obama: weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. our law enforcement officers should never be out gunned on the streets. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and i'm listening to that thinking these anti-government types like this nut case, they don't want -- they think oh that's bad. oh, we don't want -- that's big government. what did they call it jack booted thugs. they are our cops. i want them better armed than criminals. okay the president. >> obama: tell them there's no legislation to eliminate all guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specific what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans when asked support. and tell them now is th
the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asperger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> he has supplies there and food there, but this is a young child, 5 years only has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news confirmed dykes served more than four years in the u.s. navy in the '60s and earned several awards, including a meritorious unit commendation, good conduct medal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday, those honors seemed very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him. made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe -- if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, he let them clear the bus before this happened. >> reporter: visitation for the bus driver, charles poland jr., is scheduled for later today. his family says he loved his
as jimmy lee dikes through a 4-inch pipe. investigators say dykes has strong anti-government views and the shooting of the bus driver may have been a hate crime. meanwhile, the community continues to hold out hope for the hostage, gathering for a series of village ims and church services. police say there's no indication that dykes has hurt the child. the child reportedly has an autism-like disorder as well as adhd. police have been delivering medication to him through the pipe. >>> happening today, a former culpeper police officer convicted of manslaughter heads back to court. today a judge will decide if the verdict should be tossed out because jurors consulted a dictionary while deliberating. the attorneys for the defendant say that shows the panel was confused about their instruction. >>> today is hillary clinton's final day on the job. and as she leaves, she is issuing a parting warning about iran about meddling in the civil war in syria. she warned about iran sending more fighters and upgraded military supplies to the government of syria, which is fighting a civil war. mrs.cl
out with anger toward jimmy lee dykes. >> i hope they get you and i hope you live the rest of your life in prison and you never see the day of light again. you're going to pay for what you did to this little boy and that bus driver. >> in north texas a manhunt is on to find whoever shot a prosecutor outside a courthouse. kaufman county district attorney mike mcclellan had this message for the shooters. >> we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in and we're going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> there's a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to a conviction. >>> oh, it is cold in the upper midwest today. you can see temperatures in minnesota with windchills that make it feel like minus 25 degrees. that's what it's like in minneapolis and it feels like minus 27 in international falls. woo! >>> san francisco is one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, so imagine how shocked some fans were when one of their beloved 49ers said this.
is described as hanging on by a thread. hostage negotiators have been communicating with suspects jimmy lee dykes through a four-inch-wide pvc pipe that runs 16 feet into the bunker where dykes remains with his 5-year-old captive. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect, and there's no reason to believe the child has been harmed. >> reporter: the two have been underground since tuesday afternoon, when dykes stormed onto a school bus and shot driver charles poland jr. four times, killing him. according to published reports, poland held the gunman at the front of the bus while 21 children escaped out the back. the gunman grabbed two children but one managed to break free. he then kidnapped a boy now identified as ethan. the six foot by eight-foot space has electricity and supplies. police were able to develop food and medication to the boy who has special needs. he's also been able to watch television. reportedly dykes has asked for nothing while refusing to release the child. the fbi stays in contact with dykes during the day and lets him sleep at night.
on. >>> d >>> neighbors in midland city say jimmy lee dykes has been working on a bunker for more than a year now. he has stayed there for eight days at a time. the sheriff offered this update to reporters. >> i can tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. they ask that everybody continue to keep the child and the family and all who are part of this investigation in your prayers. >> george howell has been covering this from the beginning. there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed, so what do we know about this child? >> when you try to talk about these investigators, they are very tightlipped, they only offer updates every so often, when they speak, everyone listens. at this point, what we know is exactly what we said this young boy remains physically unharmed, the most important we heard. and they were able to get this young boy, medications, daily medications that he needs, but he remains held up against his will inside that bunker. one person who knows about that bunke
. a close source to the investigation describes him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. a source describes him as survivalist who distrusts the government. and neighbors describe him as a loner, always menacing. >> this man has exhibited for years signs of instability. >> does he scare you? >> he terrified me. he was basically a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, the police source says the gunman boarded a stopped school bus near this church and demanded a few random children come with him. it's not clear why. the bus driver, 66-year-old charles poland junior refused to let any children go and when dykes shot poland multiple times killing him. as officers closed in, witnesses who shot this cell phone video say the suspect grabbed one of the children who had fainted and took the kindergartener to his property near by. the child has been identified simply by his first name, ethan. he turns 6 in a few weeks. in midland city, vigils wednesday night to pray for ethan and remember the bus driver. >> he's definitely a hero because he did everything he could to save those children.
tuesday afternoon. authorities say this man is the kidnapper, jimmy lee dikes, he is accused of pulling the boy off the school bus and fatally shooting the bus driver in the process. so far, dykes is showing no signs of turning himself in. the bunker is similar to a tornado shetter with food, blankets and a television. the only contact with the outside world is a 4-inch ventilation pipe that is how police have been communicating with the suspect. negotiations are continuing. we suspect a news conference to bring us more details later on this afternoon. we will bring that to you with the latest on this very odd and sad situation, later in our program. >> jamie: there are new developments to tell but in the growing crisis with syria. it's very close ally iran. syrian president is meeting with top iranian officials and assuring his ally that the syrian military is capable of confronting any aggression against his country. this is new video of president assad and the supreme court council of iranian security. assad referencing an israeli airstrike within his borders on wednesday. syrian tv
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